Discipline Committee Decisions
Dr. Charles R. Smith, Dr. James E.R. McInnis, Dr. James C. Maytham
March 30, 2011
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“the College”) released the results of its most recent disciplinary hearings. The College is the licensing and disciplinary body for physicians in Ontario. Hearings are held to review allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence, and are open to the public. The following are brief summaries of recent discipline hearing results. The Discipline Committee’s full decisions and reasons for decisions are posted on the College’s website as they become available. Full decisions are located by entering the doctor’s name in the Doctor Search section of the College’s website at http://www.cpso.on.ca/docsearch/
Dr. Charles R. Smith (no practice address). On February 1, 2011, the Discipline Committee found that in his practice of forensic pediatric pathology and his work providing expert opinion evidence in relation thereto, Dr. Charles Smith committed acts of professional misconduct, in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in Ontario, engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, and is incompetent.
The Committee ordered a public reprimand and revocation of Dr. Smith's certificate of registration. Dr. Smith is to pay costs to the College in the amount of $3,650 and the results of the proceeding are to be included in the College’s public register.
Dr. James E.R. McInnis, Mississauga. On February 23, 2011, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. McInnis committed acts of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct and he has been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to his suitability to practise medicine. Dr. McInnis' conduct involved boundary violations in the form of inappropriate communications with and conduct towards Patient A, Patient B and a colleague. At a Court Martial held on August 23, 2010, Dr. McInnis pled guilty to two offences of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline contrary to s.129 of the National Defence Act, in respect of allegations made by Patient A and Patient B.
The Discipline Committee ordered a public reprimand and the suspension of Dr. McInnis' certificate of registration for a period of three months commencing on April 2, 2011. In addition, Dr. McInnis is to pay to the College costs in the amount of $3,650.
Dr. James C. Maytham, Kingsville. On March 8, 2011, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Maytham committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct. Dr. Maytham breached the undertaking that he entered into with the College in June of 2007, which included specific requirements regarding information to be maintained in a narcotics register.
The Discipline Committee ordered a public reprimand and the suspension of Dr. Maytham’s certificate of registration for a period of four months commencing on May 1st, 2011. In addition, Dr. Maytham is to pay to the College costs in the amount of $3,650.
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